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This is worth driving through. The colours of the sands, rocks and soils are beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Sydney, Australia

The Colors are gorgeous! Nature at it's best The size, variety of colors, and beauty will forever... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Painted Desert Rim Drive, Winslow, AZ
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is worth driving through. The colours of the sands, rocks and soils are beautiful. The vastness and how people traveled the area in the early days is fascinating to learn. Also it is part of Route 66

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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

The Colors are gorgeous! Nature at it's best The size, variety of colors, and beauty will forever be remembered. It's our National Park are for.. Building Memories.

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Reviewed June 29, 2018

This is a convenient stop if you care to walk exposed to whatever the weather is. The trail is paved, just slightly hard to find where it begins. There are bathrooms here and an enormous gift shop. This would be good to get out and...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

We were told about this out of the way hidden treasure and had to go and see for ourselves. It is located by getting off Route 40 onto Route Az 87 and traveling past Homolovi State Park and continuing on this road for about 15-16...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

If you're visiting Winslow and stop out at Homolovi State Park then you need to drive the additional 13 miles north to see this little place. Drive north on highway 87 13 miles past Homolovi to mile marker 360. On the left, you will see...More

1  Thank Southwest_Gaucho
Reviewed April 2, 2018

As a photographer, I find this hidden gem to be of more scenic beauty than the "actual" painted desert to the east at Petrified Forest National Park, and particularly it's a great spot to catch a sunset as the badlands, cliffs and hoodoos light up...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

What a beautiful, colorful view! The best part? We were the only people there! There is nothing better than being able to see something this beautiful and hear nothing but the wind. It appears this was once a popular attraction (maybe in the route 66...More

Thank KNJ05
Reviewed March 31, 2018

BUT we could not find it, we drove 20 miles out into the desert, saw the "painted" multi colored sand, but never could find the entrance. Took many photos and enjoyed the ride.

1  Thank WillisBayTrading
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This spot offered some amazing views of a small painted desert but the place is not kept up at all - it’s hard to find and practically abandoned. Despite this the views are stunning. I don’t know why they don’t maintain it but it’s sad...More

1  Thank Janine M
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

When I saw this location at age twelve I remembered it to be more colorful from what I observed 54 years later. It was still pretty, but much paler than before. Don’t ask me why because I really have no answer. Maybe my vision was...More

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May 7, 2017|
Response from travelhappy19762017 | Reviewed this property |
No park entrance fee.
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June 21, 2016|
Response from whitejewelrdh | Reviewed this property |
There are no gates/fencing in this area. I'm sure you could attempt to walk down but not sure how safe it would be. I wouldn't recommend. We just walked along the perimeter because we were traveling with a 18 month old. This... More